Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident In Fayette County

A tractor trailer accident on I-70 in Fayette County claimed the life of Royce Horton of Highlandville, MO early Tuesday morning. According to the Fayette County Coroner’s office, Horton was traveling westbound near the 73 mile marker when she lost control of the tractor trailer. The big rig rolled over many times in the median, ejecting Horton from the vehicle. Horton was killed instantly and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:33 a.m. Tuesday. The crash remains under investigation by the Fayette County Coroner’s office and the Illinois State Police.


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